Military Monday – Headstone for Nathaniel H Shackford (1801-1877) (Blog 437)

The application for Nathaniel H Shackford’s headstone reads:

N H Shackford Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904Shackford N H
Pvt Co B Regt 21
Mass Infy
City or Town Fitchburg
County and State Worcester Mass
Date of death Mch 14-1877
by Sheldon & Sons
Contract dated July 8-1887

Nathaniel’s military record shows he enlisted in the 28th Regiment, Massachusetts, Infantry Co B in Worcester, Massachusetts on Oct 9, 1861, mustered in the military on 12/13/1861 and was discharged for disability on 1/20/1862.  We believe he lied about his age stating he was 41 when he was actually 60 years old which made it difficult to place him amid the Shackford family tree due to the age discrepancy.

Nathaniel, the son of Theodore and Dorothy (Kimball) Shackford was born July 22, 1801 in Chester, New Hampshire and married Abigail Bailey in Pembroke on Feb 20, 1823.  He’s mentioned in his father’s will which was written in 1837 and is found in the 1850 census with wife Abigail and children Mary (22), Charlotte (15), Charles H (11), and Ellen (7).

We suspect the marriage with Abigail ended before 1855 as we find Nathaniel living alone in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1855 and find Abby Shackford living with some of her children in Pembroke in 1860 where she is working as a boarding housekeeper.  Also by 1858, Nathaniel is pursuing custody of his son Albert Eugene Shackford from his wife Emeline Shackford in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Nathaniel and Emeline must have worked things out as they are found together in the 1860 and 1865, and 1870 censuses and had two other children Elmer Ellsworth Shackford born in 1862 and Charles Hiram Shackford born in 1867.  They lived at multiple other residences – 46 Blossom St, Laurel St, 9 Mill St, 10 Mill St, and 7 Newton Place before Nathaniel died in Fitchburg on March 14, 1877 at the age of 75.  He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel’s wife Emeline filed for a widow’s pension on Feb 28, 1885.  She lived in Fitchburg and Leominister where she died on Nov 7, 1895.

Children

(with Abigail Bailey)

Mary Bailey Shackford (1827-1904) – married Charles Runlett Emerson

Leonard Shackford (1830-1899) – policeman in Cambridge, Mass., married Lydia L Gove

Betsy Shackford (1831-1832)

Theodore Bailey Shackford (1833-1907) – omnibus conductor in Cambridge, married Melvina Grant, Almira, and Sarah Jane Hooper

Charlotte Jane Shackford (1834-1887) – married Nathaniel Chapman

Charles Henry Shackford (1838-1911) – Teamster, Boston, married Minerva E Dow

Ellen Shackford (1843-1926) – married John Gilman Bartlett

(with Emeline E (Lovering) Bliss)

Albert Eugene Shackford (1857-1905) – moved to Rutland, Vermont, worked in a mill, toy factory, life insurance agent, married Betsey Jane Sparks

Elmer Ellsworth Shackford (1862-1938) – train conductor, railroad manager.  Moved to Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, and Indiana.  Married Elmira Isabelle (Holman) Shackford, his brother’s widow

Charles Hiram Shackford (1867-1887) – married Elmira Isabelle Shackford, died of typhoid fever age 19

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

 

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, population schedule, Allenstown, page number crossed out, dwelling 474, family 479, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 November 2013).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Worchester County, population schedule, Fitchburg, page 2, dwellng 25, family 34, Nathaniel Shackford in household of L P Newell; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 June 2015).

1860 United States Federal Census, Middlesex, Massachusetts, population schedule, Groton, Page 70, Dwelling 541, Family 541, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013).

1865 Massachusetts State Census, Fitchburg, Worcester, population schedule, , Dwelling 350, Family 413, N H Shackford; digital image, Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 June 2013).

1870 United States Census, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, population schedule, , Page No 119, Dwelling 769, Family 1036, Nathaniel Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 17 June 2013).

28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B (http://www.28thmasscob.org : accessed Nathaniel Shackford),

Carter N. F., Rev, History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895: In Two Volumes, Vol. II.-Genealogical (Concord, N. H.: Republican Press Association, 1895), page 295; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 17 March 2016

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973, Theodore Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org (: accessed 24 February 2014); Merrimack, Probate Records 1839-1875 vol 16, page 219-220 (Image 114).

New Hampshire, New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, , Nathaniel Shackford m Abigail Bayley, 20 February 1823; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 July 2013).

“U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013), Emeline Shackford widow of Nathaniel Shackford.

“U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 May 2013), Nathaniel Shackford, 28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry; citing M544 roll 36.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Shackford’s in Carter’s 1895 History of Pembroke, N.H. (Blog 332)

Today while searching for sources for Ann Martin Shackford’s marriage to Isaac Fitts we had three tremendous finds:

Rev N. F.Carter’s History of Pembroke, N.H. written in 1895 which stated that Ann Shackford married Isaac Fitts and included a lot of information about her ancestry.

James Hill Fitt’s 1869 Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America which stated that they were married April 1, 1841 and provided some great information about their children.

FamilySearch’s description of the Fitts-Weston Family Bible which was filmed in 1971 and is at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City which stated that they were married and gave a marriage year.

Interestingly we have not found a marriage record in FamilySearch or Ancestry.  While all the documents were interesting, because our focus is on Shackfords, we’ll share our transcription of The Shackford Family, page 295 Carter’s History of Pembroke, N.H. It’s clearly a treasure and great starting point for those researching Shackford Family Historians!  The blue highlights refer to previous blogs about some of the Shackfords mentioned.

The Shackford Family Carter N. F., Rev, History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895 In Two Volumes, Vol. II.-Genealogical (Concord, N. H. Republican Press Association, 1895), page 295CXX. THE SHACKFORD FAMILY.
1. Theodore1 settled in Allenstown; m. Mary Bartlett; and d. 14
Oct. 18, 1809. She d. 1 Apr. 1807. Ch:
2. Sally2 b, 1755; m. 1755, David Richardson of Allenstown; d. 15 Apr.
1842 (CX111, 12).
3. Theodore2 b. 7 July 1770; m. (1) Dorothy Kimball (LXXIV, 52) (2)
Hannah Field.
(3) Theodore 2 (Theodore1) was b. 7 July 1770 in Chester; m. (1) 27
Nov. 171, Dorothy, dau. of Michael Kimball, (2) 15 Mar 1824,
Hannah Field of Merrimack; and d. Nov. 1844. His 1st w. was
b. 16 May 1772, and d. 29 Oct. 1822. Ch:
4. John3 b. 27 Aug 1792; m. Susan Gibson
5. Susanna3 b. 6 Sep. 1795; d. 10 Feb 1809
6. Samuel3 b 17 Mar 1799 d. 5 Apr 18?6
7. Nathaniel3 b. 22 Jul 1801; m. Abigail Bailey
8. Betsey3 b. 16 Oct 1805; m. 10 May 1827 Mark Richardson of Pembroke
(CXIII, 28)
9. Susannah3 b. 7 Nov 1800; m. James Morrison (XCVII, 24).
10. Leonard Kimball3, b. 23 May 1814; d. 6 Dec 1824
(4) John3(Theodore, 2 Theodore1) was b. 27 Aug. 1792; m. Susan
Gibson of Newburyport, Mass; res. Pembroke. Ch b. in Pem-
broke:
11. Edrick; 4 m. 25 Dec 1837, Caroline M. Williams of Hocksett; res.
Canaan; d.
12. Ann;4 m. Isaac Fitts, res. Nashua
13. Adeline; 4; m. John F. Gilbert of Pembroke; d. (LV.2)/
14. Catherine;4 m. ——Wilson; res. New York
15. Wallace;4 m.; res. Nova Scotia
(7) Nathaniel3 (Theodore, 2, Theodore1) was b. 22 Jul 1801; m Abi-
gail Bailey. Ch:
16. Leonard; m. Lydia——; res. Cambridge, Mass
17. Mary4; m. res. Charles Emerson; res Allenstown
18. Bailey;4 m; res. Boston, Mass.
19. Jane;4 m. Nathaniel Chapman of Greenland; d.
20. Charles;4 m. —Dow; res. Boston, Mass.
21. Nellie;4 m. John Gilman Bartlett; res. Allenstown
22. Betsey;4 b. June 1831; d. 27 Jan 1832.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

Carter N. F., Rev, History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895: In Two Volumes, Vol. II.-Genealogical (Concord, N. H.: Republican Press Association, 1895), page 295; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 17 March 2016

Family data, Family Bible, Fitts–Weston family Bible records, 1784-1924, microfilm of typed transcript of original available at Family History Center, Salt Lake

Fitts James Hill, Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America (Clinton: Wm J Coulter, 1869), page 26-27; digital image, HathiTrust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 17 March 2016.

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)